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We want to challenge people to embrace a new way of approaching prejudice, bigotry, and violence against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) community. These articles were written from our extensive research and countless hours of ministry. We invite you to read through them allowing your mind to be open and receptive. Lesbian Christians

These are not the typical approaches and we are not screaming advocates with an agenda to warp your ideals. We simply offer a different perspective and ask you to place them next to your own viewpoints to see if they can evolve together to bring about a more healthy response and ultimately a more peaceful community, country and world.

"I dare you to read these articles with an open heart and see if you can find a new way of approaching your own choices, and a new way of loving yourself and your LGBTQ friends and family!" - Kori

NEW: Time Wasted

You never know how much you’ve missed out on until you leave. My new wife and I are moving back to Denver, Colorado next week and we’ve realized how many days we spent saying “we should get together with them” and then not doing it. It’s unfortunate that we learn this way by moving to another state and then wishing we would have seen this person or that person again. Read More >>


NEW: Overcoming Fear

What would your life look like if you had nothing holding you back? What would you do? How would you live differently if you knew you would be accepted? What keeps us from being authentic and transparent with our fears and struggles and even our triumphs? I think the answer lies in fear. Read More >>


Still Small Voice

I think sometimes we get so caught up in our busy lives of school, work, family, and friends that we forget to stop for a while and listen to that still small voice. We go about our day and wonder why we don't feel God around us, why we feel like our prayers are hitting the ceiling. Read More >>


Work of Art

I realized something recently in conversation with a friend. It became obvious to me that so many of us do not see ourselves in the image of God. We often devalue ourselves and remember only our faults and failures. I sometimes wonder how much this hurts our Creator. I mean, after all, we are not only His creation, but His masterpieces. Read More >>


Are We Worthy?

What is worth? Do you think it’s a positive thing to be worthy of something good? I can’t help but think about all of the times I’ve been told how sinful it is to be proud of myself. I’ve heard things like, “pride is a sin” and “pride comes before the fall.” Well, I agree that when you are prideful in a negative way then you need to reevaluate yourself. But, is this the same as feeling proud of what you’ve overcome and accomplished? Is it okay to say “yes, I am proud of the choices I’ve made that have led me to where I am?” Read More >>


Secrets

I recently had a friend ask me a question about some darkness in my past. While going through this conversation I wondered to myself how many people have struggled with the pain of someone asking about their past; their secrets. When this friend and I were talking I had so much pain and so many memories resurface and I became angry again. I’ve dealt with these things many times before and each time it’s a little easier, but it still catches me off guard and takes time to deal with. I don’t know of many secrets I hold anymore. But I wonder if you do? Read More >>


A Time of Transition

Transitions are everywhere aren’t they? It seems like we’re always in some kind of transition whether it’s a move, a change of school or friends, a divorce or a breakup, maybe even a new relationship or job. Maybe the transition is in finally learning how to live “out of the closet.” Whatever it is, we seem to always hit obstacles in our path. Sometimes these obstacles are little pebbles in our paths that we can easily go around. But sometimes these obstacles are unsightly potholes that leave us with a flat tire and off on the side of the road. Read More >>


Blessed with a Burden

I recently watched the movie Freedom Writers and if you haven’t seen it I highly recommend it. It’s based on a true story where a teacher goes into a rundown school where the faculty just lets the students slide by simply because they haven’t been taught how much they matter. These kids are trouble makers and seem like they don’t care about their education. This teacher thought she could make a difference and she did! All of that to say there was this specific scene where Erin Gruwell (the teacher) and her father were sitting in a room and her father was talking about her desire to help these kids when he said to her, “you have been blessed with a burden my daughter.” Read More >>


Sharing Your Faith as an LGBTQ Chrisitan

When asked to write on the topic of sharing your faith as a gay Christian I had to take a step back and think about it. I mean, how have I shared my faith since I came out less than a year ago? I have to admit I haven’t had many opportunities to do so lately and unfortunately, the opportunities I had, I backed away from. I was scared. Why? Because I wasn’t firm yet in who I was. I was still figuring out how to live an openly gay lifestyle and didn’t know how to combine the two aspects of myself. Read More >>


Get Real

While “coming out” and “living real” seems to be a theme in our LGBT community, many of us struggle in being real throughout our relationship with God. What does it mean to get real and to be authentic with Jesus? Doesn’t He know everything anyway? Sadly many of us have a warped view of how we are to act and look as Christians in our everyday lives. Christ does see all and knows all, so there’s really no reason to hide anything from Him. But for some reason we think if we wear our clothes just right or quote enough Scripture, surely we will impress God to the point of gaining eternal life. Being a true, real Christian is all about our heart condition. Read More >>


Is "My God" the One True God?

In our world as we know it today – we have many different religions, faiths, cults, and “paths to god.” Some might say god is a woman, a spirit, a tree or just a feeling. God is our conscience or an evil puppeteer tormenting us as his experiment. As Christians when we speak of “Our God” we are usually referring to Jehovah, God Almighty, the God of the Bible. But when we make blanketed statements about how our God views us or others we must take caution and be sure that we are speaking His Truth and not our own version. Read More >>


Dating 101

When you start dating and fall in love, it's natural to want to express your love in physical ways. However, you know it's not only healthy (keeping away from STD's) but it's also great in God's eyes to remain sexually pure—in both your actions and your thoughts. Sometimes it's a tough balance, but showing love for another and remaining pure is possible. Here are some suggestions: Read More >>


Help - My Friend is Gay!

What happens when a friend comes out to you and says that he/she is gay? Think what it would be like to take your personal journal out in public and let everyone passing by read it - your intimate, secret thoughts exposed to the world. Would you feel scared and anxious? That's exactly the anxiety that might be in your friend's mind when she decides to come out to you. So, what would you do?
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How Can I Accept Myself?

Over the years, I've discovered that there are many people, including many Christians, who really have a hard time accepting themselves. I surely did! Self-acceptance is very important because the way we feel about ourselves greatly affects our success in life and in our relationships. I have found that the key to developing a healthy self-image, or good "inner picture" of ourselves, is not based on our perfect performance—it's based on God's view of us. In order to truly succeed at being ourselves, we need to begin seeing ourselves the way God sees us—through the eyes of unconditional love. Read More >>


God Shaped Hole

We are all created with a deep thirst for God in our hearts, an empty longing that only God can satisfy. We try to quench that thirst with so many things--significance, success, comfort, peace, wisdom, and even relationships. But all these things, however good, cannot meet our deepest needs. We often drink deeply at these wells and fountains, coming away with a thirst even deeper than before. Long ago, the prophet Jerimiah brought us God's description of our condition. Read More >>


God's Unconditional Love - Fact or Fiction

Have you heard of God’s unconditional love? That phrase “unconditional love” is never mentioned in the Bible, so does it actually exist or is God’s love earned by following conditions and rules? This is answered in two keys verses of the Bible John 3:16 and Romans 8:38-39. "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life" John 3:16. This shows us that God loved us first – without conditions – just as we are. Read More >>


How Can They Call Themselves Christians?

It could be as subtle as hearing “Aunt Marge” whisper to another relative “We need to pray for that boy. He struggles with his sexuality;” or as loud as a screaming stranger holding a sign that reads “God Hates Fags.” It could be seen in the form of a friend finding out that you have a same sex partner and “accidentally” losing your phone number; or it can be seen as the door is closed in your face by a parent trying to show “God’s tough love.” - Anyway that it is seen – it is deeply felt and it hurts. Prejudice is never easy to deal with but especially if the person judging you calls themselves a “Christian.”
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Born Gay?

Was I dropped on my head as a baby? Or did I wear too much plaid growing up? Maybe I didn't get enough vitamins? Was there something lacking in my relationship with my mother? Some might say these are silly questions, but I have had lesbians across the world ask me questions just like that trying to figure out "Can I change my sexual orientation or was I born this way?" This question is a touchy subject in our society. It obviously affects me personally as well. As a Christian often times we wonder why God puts us through trials and challenging times. You might doubt your existence thinking, “Am I a mistake? Should I change my sexual behavior or did God design me this way?” Read More >>


God's Ten Promises To You

#1. I will be your God when all other gods fail you, hurt you, and leave you. Put me first in all you do and peace is yours – Guaranteed! #2. I am the only example in Life that you need to follow. I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. #3. If you call on my name in a time of need, my name will hold power and comfort. Use my name in a righteous way and victory is yours. Read More >>


What does the Bible actually say about Homosexuality?

Knowing what the Bible not only says but means is important so that you do not allow anyone to dictate your walk with Christ or get you off track. When you stand before the Lord - you will stand before Him alone. You, only, will be accountable for your actions. It's a serious responsibility to be a Christian. So dig into the Bible for yourself and challenge your heart to find the truth - not YOUR truth but God's truth for you. The Word says to seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened. Read More >>


How Do I Know If I'm A Lesbian?

Walk through some basic questions and answers like - Question: I have sexual attraction to other girls. Does that make me a lesbian? Answer: Be sure not to jump to conclusions. If you think a girl is pretty because she dresses well or because you admire some of her qualities, that's normal. If you notice her body and wish that yours looked like that, give your body some time. God creates us in all different shapes and sizes. Read More >>


 

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